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PALS (Program of Adult Literacy Services) Resource Guide: ESL Healthcare Career Training

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA) & Phlebotomy program for English Language Learners

The CNA/GNA and Phlebotomy Program is in progress. Orientation for the 2024 upcoming ELL healthcare program is February 13, 2024, 5:30-7pm in BSH-114.

 

Click here to register for orientation on February 13, 2024, 5:30-7pm in BSH-114.

 

Contact the office (240) 500-2487 or schedule an appointment to discuss the CNA/GNA or Phlebotomy program options.

 

  • Earn a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) Maryland certifications

             OR

  • Earn a Phlebotomy Certification
  • Learn English (ESL) at the same time
  • Scholarships are available to those who qualify
  • Program is for people (18+) who are learning English as a second language
  • Students must be eligible to work in the US

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA) Program for English Language Learners (ELL)

CNAs and GNAs provide direct care to patients in medical facilities. It takes 12 months to attain certifications. In Hagerstown and Washington County, medical facilities hire CNAs starting at $17 per hour with sign-on bonuses.

2024 - 2025 Program Outline
  1. Healthcare Introduction for ESL I  - April 23rd to June 20th, 2024
  2. Healthcare Introduction for ESL II - July 2nd to August 29th, 2024
  3. Foundations of Healthcare - September to November, 2024
  4. Certified Nursing Assistant Module 1 - November 2024 to January 2025
  5. Certified Nursing Assistant Module 2 - February to March 2025
  6. Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical - March to April 2025

        

Phlebotomy Technician Program for English Language Learners (ELL)

Phlebotomy Technicians perform all aspects of blood collection procedures within an ambulatory or hospital setting. It takes up to 8 months to attain certification. The 2020 median wage is $17.46 an hour. 

Classes will be offered in 2025 and 2026. 
Program Outline
  1. Healthcare Introduction for ESL I  - April  to June 2025
  2. Healthcare Introduction for ESL II - July  to August 2025
  3. Foundations of Healthcare - September to November 2025
  4. Phlebotomy Theoretical and Practical - November 2025 to January 2026
  5. Phlebotomy Clinical - January to March 2026
The Phlebotomy program is offered every other year.

 

              

     

 

Want to register for the program? Have more questions?

Contact Rebecca Powers, ALS & English Language Learner Transition Specialist
Monday-Friday 9am-4:00pm
rkpowers@hagerstowncc.edu
(240) 500-2487 voice
(240) 301-4555 text

 

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